Portage Community School District

John Muir Elementary's 2nd Annual Color-A-Thon

John Muir Elementary's Parent Teacher Club organized the 2nd Annual John Muir Color-A-Thon Run on September 17th.  Funds were raised for playground and technology needs at John Muir.  A great time was had by all! A big thank you goes out to all of those who volunteered and participated as well as to those who donated. Some of the sponsors were:

Capital Endodontics-$1,000

Divine Savior Healthcare-$500

Crossfit 1208-$500

Goldthorpe Family Eyecare-$150

Harkins Leadership Development Corp-$150

State Farm-$150

Pets of Portage- $50

Kwik Trip -bananas, water, cups 

Cascade Mountain Sky Resort- passes

Two Rivers-coffee & pastries for volunteers

Photos by dmh LLC -Dawn Brauner- photography


1st PHS Spanish Exchange Program

Portage High School is participating in their first Spanish Exchange Program. September 10th through October 1st, 26 IES Lancia students will be shown around the area by 26 Portage High School Students.  Our visitors will be participating in PHS classes of their choice and will also be presenting to some of our elementary classes.  The exchange students will also be visiting local attractions such as: Kalahari, The Ducks, Devil's Lake, the capital, UW Campus, and a Milwaukee Brewer game. 

Portage students participating in the exchange will be visiting Spain for two weeks in March.  We are so excited for the start of this wonderful program and the long lasting relationships that will develop! 




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